PATTERSON, George, Rev.
Title: Heathen World : Its Need of the Gospel, and the Church's Obligation to Supply It
Seller ID: 7514
PATTERSON, George, Rev., d.d. The Heathen World; Its Need of the Gospel, and the Church's Obligation to Supply It. Tor.: William Briggs / Montreal : C.W. Coates / Halifax : S.F. Huestis, 1884. Pp (4), [iii]-xiii, (3), -293, (2, adverts), -8 (adverts). Small 8vo, brown cloth. Watters p.825. For Patterson (1824-1897) see Allan Dunlop's article DCB XII:828-830. Title page heading : Prize Essay; front board title: Prize Essay on Missions; spine title: Missions: A Prize Essay. "A gentleman offered a prize of a hundredguineas for the best essay on this important subject. The competition was open to the Dominion of Canada and the Island of Newfoundland. The essays were required to be unsigned, bearing only some motto by which, after the prize had been awarded, the writer might be identified. Sealed envelopes containing the names of the writers, and having on the outside these distinguishing mottoes, were also to accompany the essays." - from the preface. Patterson's chosen motto was "I am debtor both to the Greeks and the Barbarians"(Romans 1:14). In 3 Parts : The Heathen World; The Heathen's Need of the G ospel; The Duty of the Church to Supply the Gospel to the Heathen. Chaptersof Part I: India and Hindooism; Lands of the Buddha and their Religion; Sh amanism, and the Devil-Worshippers of Asia; China, her People and her Religions; Religious Observances and Moral Condition of the Chinese; Japan and her Religions; Africa, her People and her Religions; Polynesia; The Heathen in America. Vg, bright. 75.00